THE INNOCENT
L’INNOCENTE
1975, 112 min, Dir: Luchino Visconti

Adapted from Gabriele d'Annunzio’s The Intruder, Visconti's final film offers a languorous look at a decadent Italian aristocrat caught between two women. Giancarlo Giannini stars as wealthy Tullio Hermil, who makes no effort to hide his mistress, Teresa (Jennifer O'Neill), from his wife, Giuliana (Laura Antonelli). His infidelity inspires Giuliana to begin her own affair, which only excites Tullio – until it results in a pregnancy. Composer Franco Mannino earned a David di Donatello award for the score, which perfectly fits the lavish visuals.


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